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  1. recommendations
    What to Do When You’re Feeling LonelyFourteen humble suggestions.
  2. life hacks
    You’re Never Alone With an AudiobookTrust me: This year, I spent more than 2,000 hours listening to them to drown out the silence.
  3. talking to
    The Lonely Teens of TikTok“I made a video like: I have no friends. Here’s what I’m doing today! That definitely grabbed people’s attention.”
  4. first person
    I Never Belonged in IndianaLeaving Karachi, I thought it would eventually feel like home. But after 20 years, what’s keeping me here?
  5. first person
    What I Learned From Eating Alone in Public for a MonthI wasn’t afraid of loneliness. But after a month of solo sushi dinners on the Danube, I began to wonder if I would die alone.
  6. first person
    Why Do I Feel Loneliest When I’m With My Family?I spend most of the year longing to go home. But when I’m there, I have to admit that something’s changed.
  7. ¡hola papi!
    ‘Why Do I Always Have to Be the One to Initiate Plans?’Most people are waiting for someone else to break through the quiet.
  8. ¡hola papi!
    ‘I’m So Lonely. What’s Wrong With Me?’I like the idea of accepting loneliness as fundamental to the human condition. It takes the sense of personal failure out of the equation.
  9. books
    No, It’s Not Just You. We’re All Lonely.In her new book, Kristen Radtke writes about the loneliness epidemic and why we’re desperate for touch.
  10. cut opinion pages
    God, I Miss EavesdroppingIt’s not just a guilty pleasure.
  11. science of us
    How Many Friends Do I Have?Nearly a quarter of millennials report having zero friends.
  12. science of us
    A Case for Giving Brief, Imperfect MassagesThey’re good for pain, stress, anxiety, insomnia, sadness, loneliness, despair…
  13. swellness
    Me, Myself, and My NumbersDoes health tracking suggest a way out of loneliness — while also perpetuating it?
  14. science of us
    Am I Confident Enough in My Social Life to Consider a Peloton?Probably not.
  15. science of us
    Most Days I Don’t Speak at AllIs that weird?
  16. science of us
    This New Study on Loneliness Sure Is BleakEven its “silver lining” isn’t all that comforting.
  17. science of us
    What If We All Took Psychedelics and Meditated?Are we all fruiting bodies of the same fungus?
  18. science of us
    The U.K. Is Treating Loneliness Like a Public-Health IssueBut critics say it’s mostly PR.
  19. loneliness
    Trump Staffers Can’t Get Laid“The last person I would want to be is a single Trump supporter dating in D.C. right now.”
  20. science of us
    7 Therapists on What to Do When You Feel LonelyA new study highlights how widespread loneliness really is. Here’s how to make yourself feel better when it hits.
  21. science of us
    What Loneliness Does to the Human BodyThe feeling takes a physical toll.
  22. A New Study Says Loneliness Turns People SelfishAnd vice versa.
  23. Of Course Some Lonely People Spend Lots of Time on Social MediaMaybe it’s time to stop being surprised by the idea that a lot of heavy social-media users report that they feel lonely.
  24. You Can Be Happy and Lonely at the Same TimeWhy online friendships can’t replace in-person connection.
  25. loneliness
    The Strange Psychology of Why Half a Million Japanese Never Leave Their HomesHikikomori: avoidance of all social contact.
  26. A Little Loneliness Can Be a Very Good ThingIf you use it correctly, that is.
  27. You Can Inherit LonelinessBut it’s complicated.
  28. one neverending pasta bowl please
    Further Proof That the Solution to All Life’s Problems Is Eating a Lot of CarbsItalian police officers are going viral after they cooked pasta for a lonely elderly couple.
  29. getting it
    Feeling Lonely When You’re Single Doesn’t Mean You’re WeakSo why do we keep telling people it’s not?
  30. advice
    Ask Polly: I’m Sick of Being Unhappy and Alone!It’s time to get as far outside yourself as you can.
  31. loneliness
    Lonely People’s Brains Work DifferentlyA finding that can help explain some self-perpetuating cycles.
  32. social psychology
    Why Lonely People Stay LonelyIt’s not because they don’t understand social skills.
  33. studies
    Why You Should Go to the Movies (and Do Other Stuff) AloneNew research suggests that a solo movie or dinner could be a lot more fun than you think.
  34. studies
    Lonely People Like to Binge-Watch TVWho needs friends when you’ve got Friends?
  35. love and war
    Does Living Alone Drive You Mad?Weighing the fantasy of liberation and perpetual self-fulfillment against the nightmare of neuroses and kitty-litter panic.
  36. social psychology
    Kids These Days Have Fewer Friends, But They’re Cool With ThatThey also report less loneliness than teenagers in the early 1990s.
  37. social psychology
    Here’s a Weird Study About Doll Faces and LonelinessThe more we want companionship, the more likely we are to see a face as alive.